The Price of Harmony Ch6Chapter 6Letter from the Princess “Ready… Set… PULL!!!”As soon as the order was given, Star Bolt, Big Macintosh, and Applejack pulled on the ropes as hard as they could until the rotting tree stump finally came out of the ground. As soon as it was out, Star Bolt trotted to the stump. Drew his sword and began cutting the roots that were still holding the dead tree in the earth. As he did, Applejack approached him and wiped the sweat from her brow, “Whoo-wee, that thing sure was in there. Now that it’s out of the way, we can plant a new tree and have it ready to grow more apples next applebuck season. I appreciate your help Star Bolt, I don’t think Big Mac and I could have handled that without ya.”Star Bolt smiled as he cut the last root, “Well what good is a farm hand that won’t work when work needs to be done? Besid
The Price of Harmony Ch5Chapter 5Truth and Lies Star Bolt slowly opened his eyes as the light from the sun shined through the bedroom window. As he sat up, Star Bolt felt his side starting to ache, as he looked out the window. He started to think about his last memories, “The storm… is everypony ok? The winds stopped, and then…”Before he could finish his sentence, the door opened as Roseluck pushed a cart into the room with a plate of food on it, “Star, you’re awake, how are you feeling?”Star Bolt shrugged his shoulders as he replied, “Well my side hurts, but other than that I’m fine.”Rose smiled, “Well the doctor came by earlier and said you had a pulled muscle. But other than that nothing was broken so that’s good, considering you fell from nearly a thousand feet.”Star Bolt smiled, “And you caught me, didn’t you?...
The Price of Harmony Ch4Chapter 4Old Friends, and New Storms Star Bolt continued through the Everfree Forest before he finally reached the home of his very first friend since the Nightmare Crusade. Star Bolt knocked on the front door and waited until the door was opened by the resident. Zecora smiled as she spoke, “Star Bolt my friend, it’s been quite a while, so happy to see you and bearing a smile.”Star Bolt nodded his head, “It’s good to see you again Zecora. How have you been?”As Zecora stepped aside to let Star Bolt enter her home, she gave him a somewhat disappointed look, “I’m fine as always though annoyed and bleak, I’ve heard you’ve been in Ponyville for about a week.”Star Bolt felt embarrassed as he replied, “Yea… sorry about that. I’ve been working every day at Sweet Apple Acres. It’s a moderately e
The Price of Harmony Ch3Chapter 3The Keepers of the Elements The train slowly entered the Ponyville station as Roseluck and Lily sat waiting for the train to slow itself to a stop. As soon as the train stopped, Roseluck and Lily stepped off the train as Lily smiled, “Ah… it’s good to be home isn’t it Rose?”Roseluck smiled, “Well… almost, I’m a little nervous about whether or not Daisy kept up with our gardens while we were gone, or if she forgot... again.”As the two mares got their bags and left the train platform, Carrot Top and Daisy met them on the path from the train station, Daisy smiled as she spoke first, “Welcome back Lily, Rose, how was the Peddlers Peddles Competition?”Lily hung her head in shame, “I lost again…”Roseluck smiled, “Oh don’t be so negative Lily. At least you placed this year. T
The Price of Harmony Ch2Chapter 2The Ponies of Ponyville “Welcome to Ponyville…”With the sun hanging overhead, Star Bolt stood looking at the welcome sign as he thought to himself, “Well this is it… I guess I should find out how to get to Sweet Apple Acres now.”Star Bolt began trotting past the sign and into the town. As he continued down the road, he looked ahead at the town and smiled, “Looks peaceful… not very big, but very homely. I hope I can stay here for a whi…”all of a sudden, a mysterious pink flash flew out of the town, passed Star Bolt and vanished somewhere down the road. Star Bolt turned and looked behind him, but after he didn’t see anything he mumbled, “What… that was that?... hmm… just my imagination I guess. Maybe I should find an inn and get some sleep, it’s almost noon now and I h
The Price of Harmony Prolougue and Ch1Prologue The howling wind and the flowing water were the only sounds he could hear, and considering what he heard prior to falling unconscious… this sound terrified him. Slowly Star Bolt opened only one eye as the other was submerged in the gently flowing water around him. Looking around from where he laid, Star Bolt could tell that he was lying in the shallow river that flowed through the valley. With every bone in in his body aching from the catastrophe. Star Bolt rolled from his side onto his back. As he looked into the sky, he could see a small clearing in the surrounding dust, and through that clearing, he could see the orange colored sky that was supposed to be dusk… but he knew that it was closer to twelve o’clock midnight. Seeing this only deepened hi